Gallery of Venues

In addition to classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums, USD offers several attractive and versatile meeting venues that are available on a rental basis.

For internal requests, please visit Virtual EMS.

For external guests, please complete the External Guest Form.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

92,000 square foot structure with a large formal rotunda, 300-seat auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, a large executive conference room and eight state-of-the-art classrooms

The building also houses courtyards, Garden of the Sky and Garden of the Sea, reflection pools and space for meditation with panoramic views of San Diego Bay.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Jeff Hugger
Director of Operations and Events
(619) 260-7808
ipjopers@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 13,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 700
Outdoors 700
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 280
Outdoors 250

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Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

A new 80,000 square-foot building with views of Tecolote Canyon and San Diego Bay. 

Impressive, large-scale entry foyer, classrooms, conference rooms, executive rooms, interior patio, auditorium, outdoor terraces and patios.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Heather Gibb
Event Scheduler
(619) 260-7915
mrhevents@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 87,700
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 175
Outdoors 600
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 75
Outdoors 400

Soles Building

Hahn University Center

A 76,000 square-foot facility that houses the Forum, a large ballroom that can be divided into three smaller areas and indoor and outdoor spaces with spectacular views.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele
Manager, Scheduling & Events
(619) 260-4592
scheduling@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 76,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 650
Outdoors 100
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 550
Outdoors 90

Hahn University Center

La Gran Terraza

A new 8,000 square-foot, highly configurable meeting space that includes: private space, an elegant grand dining room and an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Esther Hinton
Manager
(619) 260-4600 ext. 2647
evandusen@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 8,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 150
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 70-110
Outdoors 100

La Gran Terraza inside

Degheri Alumni Center

28,000 gross square footage encompasses an elegant three-story building featuring a boardroom, conference rooms and a living room complete with fireplace and couches. An interior courtyard offers expanded social space.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Ryan Lanza
Scheduling and Operations Coordinator
(619) 260-4534
rlanza@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 28,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 85
Outdoors 200
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 50
Outdoors 100

Alumni Center Patio

Jenny Craig Pavilion

5,100 seat arena usable for sports, concerts and unique events with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.

In addition to the arena, includes: a large entry parlor, conference/hospitality suite, locker rooms, sports medicine rooms, weight room and green rooms.

Outdoors is the large Eagan Plaza and fountain, ideal for receptions and evenings under the stars.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Branda Cook
Assistant Dir. of Athletics Facilities and Operations
(619) 260-7565
bcook@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 94,900
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 15,000
Outdoors 2,000
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 1,000
Outdoors 900

Jenny Craig Pavilion

Shiley Theatre

This 4,708 square foot structure seats 600 guests and has an outdoor courtyard space for large assemblies.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele
Manager, Scheduling & Events
(619)260-4592
scheduling@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 4,700
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 600
Outdoors 175
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 75

Shiley Theatre

Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology

This is a 150,000 gross square foot facility that over looks both Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor. The four-story center has a large atrium that features an impressive fiber optic art "sculpture".

To reserve a space, please contact:

Keith MacDonald
Interim Building Administrator
(619) 260-4211
keithm@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 146,600
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 200
Outdoors 100
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 75
Outdoors n/a

Shiley Science Center

Camino Courtyard

This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele
Manager, Scheduling & Events
(619) 260-4592
scheduling@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 14,00
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 1,500
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 600

Camino Courtyard

Outdoor Spaces

Morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, receptions, dinners and performances can be held in several outdoor venues throughout USD's picturesque campus*. Your conference coordinator can assist you with booking these outdoor spaces. Applicable fees will be charged by the USD Facilities Department for event clean-ups.

Many of the university's outdoor spaces have expansive views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon. With a year-round temperate climate, San Diego is very accommodating for outdoor events.

Available Spaces

  • Camino/Founders courtyard, between Camino and Founders Halls
  • Eagan Plaza, Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Garden of the Sea, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Garden of the Sky, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Parkman Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • West Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Plaza de San Diego, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Rose Garden, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Sports fields, various
  • The Terrace of La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
  • Hahn University Center patio
  • Student Life Pavillion patio